Out of London
The Jimmie Jackson Family
The James Jackson family is quite interesting to this
writer in that so much of their history in contained in court
documents. James B., the
patriarch and original immigrant, was a man of some substance at the time
of his death. His children
and grandchildren took a land case all the way to the Illinois Supreme
Court. The case itself is
interesting, but the genealogical data it provides is invaluable. The
James3 (George I2, Jeffris1) and his wife Elizabeth were the parents of six children. We are descended from son George II. George’s life, or more specifically the trials and tribulations of his widow Margaret, are also documented through court papers related to his estate. It is a sad story of a widow trying to make it after her husband’s death, and failing to do so.
We believe that James was the grandson of one Jeffris
Jackson1 and his wife Alice. Jeffris and Alice are listed as
the parents of George2 , born 1757 in Stepney,
James B. Jackson's marriage to Elizabeth Jennett Towne
10 SEP 1820 is recorded at
But our story really begins with the arrival of James
and Elizabeth and their family to
An entry for son-in-law William Peterson in Comments and Biography Pertaining to the Settlement and Progress of Stark County, (M.A. Leeson, Chicago, 1887), provides a few more clues and dates. It reads:
was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1796; married Elizabeth Town of London,
when 25 years old; six years later came to America and settled in Duchess
County, N.Y.; and in 1841 moved to Peoria County, IL., and to Stark Co.,
IL, in 1852. Here James
Jackson died in 1870 (actually it was 1871) in his 75th year, and his wife
in 1876, in her 82nd year, leaving seven children, of whom four are living
-- Mrs. Mary Jackson Woodin Peterson being the youngest, wife of William
Peterson. Their children
An inquiry was sent to the Duchess County Genealogical
There was, however, record of two James Jacksons, both
former subjects of
James and family did move to the
one bay horse, four years old
one sorrel horse, five years old
one dark roan horse, nine years old
one bay horse, ten years old
one flea-bitten gray, seven years old
one gray horse, 18 years old
one bay pony, six years old
one bay mare, four years old
one road mare, three years old
one sorrel horse, five years old
one brown mare, three years old
one red cow and calf
one red yearling heifer
84 head of hogs and 80 pigs
two lumber wagons
two hay racks
one wheel barrow
one sulkey hay rack
one double carriage
one single carriage with pole
one pair of bobsleds
one grind stone
one double shovel plow
one cider mill
one tanning mill
one scouring plow
one corn planter and sleigh
115 bushels of winter wheat
480 bushels of rye
420 bushels of oats
400 bushels of corn in crib
four pitch forks
one cross cut saw
one saddle and bridle
one single harness
one set light-double harness
one set heavy double harness
another heavy double harness
three barnyard shovels
one McCormick mower
58 tons of Timothy hay
412.5 more bushels of oats
two beds of bedding
one cook stove
one wash stand and one writing stand.
The total came to $3,603.60 value.
James' first choice as executor of his estate was
Samuel Jackson who, at the time of the writing of the will in 1869, lived
When Samuel refused to serve, James' widow Elizabeth chose son Joseph. James' estate papers list five children: Joseph Jackson, George Jackson, Elizabeth (Mrs. John) Powers, Rachel (Mrs. Jonathan) Taylor, and Mary (Mrs. William) Peterson. A son David was deceased.
A dispute arose several years after James' death (1896)
among the heirs of his children over the dispersal and sale of James'
property. Great grandson
Leroy Shullaw kept the clipping.
That clipping indicated that the heirs eventually lost the case in
Stark Co. News,
Jackson Land Case
The sale of the
The different tracts sold as follows: The Powers seventy acres in
section 27, and also forty-two acres of the
Among those from a distance who attended the sale were
William Peterson, of
In 1898 John C. Jackson and others filed a bill in partition against the holders of the land who had purchased from the children of "Jimmie" Jackson. Their contention was that Joseph, George, Rachel and Elizabeth Jackson were only given a life estate by the will and had no right to sell the property; that it should go back to their children and grandchildren, some forty in number.
The circuit court of Stark county decided in their favor. The case was then appealed to the Supreme Court, which court found virtually the same as the lower court, with the exception that the statute of limitations had run against one of the complainants.
James H. Rennick, of
The members of the bar concede that the case is one of
the most intricate ones that ever came up in
H.C. Pettit, of
An undated article retained by Roy Shullaw, with some words on the edges missing, reads:
Law Suit Over $60,000 Worth
(Of Farm) Lands Decided by Supreme Court
(The Supreme) court of Illinois has _____ opinions in a long list of _____ among others was the very ______ known as Peterson et (al v.) ______ et al. This suit is from ______ and is of more than ordinary interest because of the parties, many of whom are well known, the large amount involved, and the very interesting legal points decided. It seems
that Patrick Cain, who came to
Mr. Jackson made a will in 1869. The will was written by Alfred M.
Gibbons, an attorney who formerly lived at
After his death in 1872 all of the children came into court and had the land partitioned claiming to own the fee. This suit was brought by Martin Shallenberger and decided by the late Judge S.D. Puterbaugh. After the land was divided Rachel and Joseph in 1875 conveyed 90 acres to James L. Dawson, who had possession, paid the taxes and claimed to own the land up to the time he died -- some twenty-six years.
When Mr. Dawson bought the land, land was cheap, but he paid $3,500 for it at that time. Another 80 acres of this land was sold in 1887 to Ella Wickham, and possessed by her and taxes paid ever since. Mrs. Powers paid the taxes on the 134 acres set off to her and which she sold to Mr. Cain, for over thirty years claiming to own it.
Naturally when the grandchildren and great-grandchildren filed their bill and insisted that neither Patrick Cain, James Dawson or Ella Wickham had any interest in the land after all these years it caused consternation. The case after dragging along in the courts and coming up at different times before Judges Shaw, Worthington and Puterbaugh, was finally decided in September, 1900, by Judge L.D. Puterbaugh, the son of the judge who first passed on the case. 'The court held with the claimants and against Cain, Dawson and Miss Wickham. The court held the four children had a life estate and all of them having died it went to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, some forty in number. This took the land altogether away from Cain, Dawson, and Miss Wickham. They had contended that the partition of 1872 was conclusive of the rights of the parties; also that Mrs. Powers' share went to them, she never having had any children or heirs of her body, and that their claims were barred by the statute of limitations.
In the meantime both Cain and Dawson died. Their heirs and Miss Wickham took up the case to the supreme court. The supreme court in a long opinion delivered by Mr. Justice Cartright, held that the heirs of Cain and Dawson and Miss Wickham were right and reversed the circuit court and remanded the case.
One of the interesting legal questions decided by the opinion is as to when the fee vested as to that part willed Mrs. Powers. It was held by the circuit court following the opinion in the case of Perry Frazier vs. the Supervisors of Peoria county, decided in 74 Ill. 282 that the fee was in abeyance, or as it is said in law Latin, "In Nuhibus," until the death of Mrs. Powers. But the supreme court distinguished this from that case and said it vested at the time James Jackson died. This is the first time that this point has been raised and decided by the supreme court of this state. The effect of the decision is to give Miss Wickham and the heirs of Patrick Cain and James Dawson nearly all the land they claimed and bought and thought they owned for years.
The decision is quite a victory for attorneys Covey, Mann & Covey, who represent the heirs of Cain, Dawson and Miss Wickham. There were a large number of attorneys on the other side, including Judge Wilson of Kewanee, Martin Shallenberger, Judge Wright, Judge Thompson, Frank Thomas, J.C. Pettit, W.H. Rennick and others. Mr. Rennick, a brother of P.G. Rennick, the revenue collector of this district, had an attorney (fee?) of $2500 allowed in the case, ____ he loses by this decision.
Wife of James B. Jackson
Reference to Elizabeth (Jennett) Towne found in records
We can follow James and Elizabeth’s family through the U.S. Federal Census.
Not too far down the road we find the Joseph and
Eleanor Jackson family. And over in
In the 1880 census, we only have the Petersons and the George Jackson's still in the area.
Court papers filed 15 DEC 1898, indicate that Elizabeth
J. Jackson died at the home of her son George Jackson in Peoria Co., on
James and Elizabeth were the parents of:
I. George4, born 17 APR 1821 (more of whom later);
II. Joseph4, born 23 SEP 1826 near London; married Eleanor Taylor, born 16 APR 1830 in Pennsylvania and who died 29 OCT 1899; Joseph died 17 NOV 1898 at Perry, Dallas County, IA. Joseph and Eleanor were the parents of:
Jeanette5, born OCT
A. Clarence, married Clara Johnson. They were the parents of:
a. Joseph William, who was the father of
(a.) Debbie (an Internet informant).
b. Faye, and
born MAR 1874 in
Halsey, born SEPT 1875 in
born JUL 1879 in
G. Josie, and
David, born 1854 in
Mary, born 1854 in
4. Alice Marion, born 6 DEC 1856 at Wyoming, IL; married David Piester 16 OCT 1875 at Lawn Ridge, IL; and died 29 OCT 1930 at St. Joseph, Buchanan County, IA. Piester was born 7 MAR 1846 in New York, the son of Tobalster Peister and Betsy Wilsey. A farmer, Piester died 7 JUN 1923 in Blancard, Page County., MO, and is buried in Houser Cemetery, Iowa. References for David and Alice from Jacquelyn Greever: Missouri death certificate; Piester Bible, dated 6 DEC 1886; Iowa death certificate; obit, Page Co., Democrat; Clarinda, IA, obit, Blanchard Herald, Blancard, Page Co., IA. Alice and David were the parents of:
A. Henrietta May, born
Nettie Martha, born 9
DEC 1877; at Laprairie, Marshall County, IL; married 20 APR 1907 John D. Holmes at Casper, Natrona County, WY; died 2 OCT 1916 at Wheatland, Platte County, WY.
This Holmes was born
Donald David, born
b. Lorna Martha, born 27 APR 1916..
Minnie Ann, born 12 DEC
1879 at Westboro,
Sidney Sherley, born
E. Georgia Alice, born 5 SEP 1882 in Atchison County, MO; married SEP 1903 Edward Million Greever at Westboro; and died 11 FEB 1972 at Kansas City, Jackson County, MO. Greever was born 13 APR 1878 at Rock Port, Atchison County, MO, and died 27 MAR 1951 at Tarkio. Greever was a farmer. Georgia and Edward were the parents of:
Delbert Piester, born
b. Zerita Martha, born 4 DEC 1905;
c. Wendell Dale, born 10 MAR 1911;
C.B., born 21 SEP 1912 at
Westboro; married Delphia May Flinn 17 OCT 1943 in
Edward M., born 18 JUN
1914, at Westboro; married 31
DEC 1935 Willis Willabelle Garst, born 20 AUG 1916 at
Watson, Atchison County, MO; and died 8 AUG 1993 at Phoenix, AZ. Edward is
Georgia Etta, born
Alice Marie, born
Charles Melvin, born
Flora, born 1862 in
Halsey, born 1864 in
Josephine, born May
Allan, born JAN 1890 in
Homer, born JUL 1891 in
Martha (Minnie), born
JUN 1870 in
10. Mattie, born 1873 in
III. David4, born about
IV. Elizabeth4, born about
Rachel4, born about 1835 in
Elizabeth J., born
Frank Joseph, born 25
JAN 1876 at Peoria, IL; married 14 NOV
1900 Emma Mary Hurd; and died 15 JUN 1919 at Twight, Butte County, SD. Emma was
(1.) Glen Joseph, born 3 JUN 1901 at
Long Pine, Brown
County, NB; married 8 SEP 1933 Mary Gladys Ashe at
Tacoma, WA; died 9 JUN 1939 at Tacoma. Mary Gladys was born
(a.) Thomas Eugene (Wiar) Mitchell,
(a.) Todd Patric, born
(b.) Christine Terese, born
(c.) Glenn Thomas, born
(d.) Sandra Denise, born
(2.) Gladys Marie;
(3.) Jessie Elaine;
(4.) Joseph Franklin.
Harriet Rachel, born
d. Maude Pearl, born 17 JUL 1879 at Atchison County, MO; married Homer Likens 4 OCT 1900; died 31 MAY 1963 at Hot Springs, SD;
James Bradley, born 5
DEC 1881 at
f. Ome, 1881/1888; and
Lenora Ada, born 30 AUG
1888, born 30 AUG 1888 at Bassett,
Rock County, NB; married 1 JAN 1908 Elmer B. Rogers at
Fairfax, SD; died 26 JAN 1966 at Chadron, NB. Elmer was born
(1.) Sarah Elizabeth, born 28 NOV 1928 at Butte, Boyd County, NB; married 31 DEC 1928 Theodore Barden at Sturgis, Meade County, SD; and died 30 JAN 1993 at Spearfish, SD. Theodore was born 14 JAN 1903 at Fedora, SD; died 12 AUG 1966 at Sturgis, SD. Sarah and Theodore were the parents of:
(a.) Donna Lou, born
(b.) Elmer Clark,
(c.) Robert Theodore, born
(d.) Francis Delane, born
(e.) Twin Boys, born 15 APR 1936 at
Earl Byron, born
(g.) Roger O’Neill, born
(h.) Dianna Lee, born
Eszelda, born about
a. Rhoda (Mundell),
Jonathan B., born about
Alonzo, born about 1865
Lenora, born about 1865 in
6. Ada, born AUG 1869 in Illinois; married William Fox; 1900 census for Perry City, Spring Valley township, Dallas County, Iowa lists: William Fox, age 30, born January 1870 in Iowa, parents born in Iowa; Ada Fox, age 30, born August 1869 in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in England; A. or O. R., Taylor, age 22, born July 1877 in Iowa; and
Fox, age 7, born August 1892 in
Fox, age 6, born December 1893 in
VI. Mary4, born about 1837
Wooten/ Worden/ Woodin/ Wootin.
born about 1866 at
W., born about 1868 at
born about 1870 at
M., born about 1873 at
6. Henry, born about MAR 1880 at Stark County, (Family sketch in Leeson History of Stark Co., lists child as "Henry A.". 1880 census gives name as "Emery A.", age 5, and lists a younger Henry, born in March, 1880;
E., born about 1877 at
George4 (James3, George I2, Jeffris1) was born in London, England 17 APR 1821, came to America with his parents; married Margaret Colthar 3 JUL 1858 at Stark County, IL; died at Lawn Ridge, Marshall County, IL, 27 MAR 1889; and is buried at the Fox Cemetery, Valley Township, Stark County.
Joseph Jackson (George's brother) signed an affidavit
that George was at least 21 and Margaret at least 18 years of age at the
time of their marriage. It
would appear, however, that George was about 12 years older than Margaret.
When the couple married, he was 36 and Margaret was 24, already the mother
of two year old
Census records pertaining to the family include:
George Jackson, 50, $8,000/$800, born
On previous page (17) we have the family of Jacob Shullaw, 44, with his three year old son Franklin -- destined to marry Isobel above.
1880 census, Akron, Peoria Co., IL (p. 328): George
Jackson, 56, farmer, born
Margaret, 43, keeping house; James, 17;
The Jacob Shullaw family, including son Benjamin F., 12, have moved to Valley twp., Stark Co., IL.
George Jackson died
He died at Lawn Ridge, located in
The economic circumstances of the George Jackson family took a major turn for the worse hear the end of his life. The records are painful. The man was obviously trying to save what he could for his family before he died.
In the Matter of the Estate of George Jackson:
Nine days later on
Jacob Shullaw is a neighbor of the
William Peterson is George Jackson’s brother-in-law. Peterson married George’s youngest sister, Mary. Peterson must have been pretty well-off, because it was he who eventually bought out a number of the relatives after the death of his father-in-law James Jackson. However, everything eventually got re-distributed as a result of the Great Jackson Land Claims case.
James Jackson in these proceedings was George’s son.
Two years and two and one half months pass.
We wonder what happened to the $4,000 bond posted back in April of 1889 and whatever happened to the $15,000 worth of farm land?
Mention is made in the Jimmie Jackson case that "by
warranty deed dated
Margaret E. Colthar
Wife of George Jackson
Margaret Colthar was born in December 1832 in
Margaret Jackson is listed as 26 years old in 1860
census for Akron P.O.,
Large number of Colthar families in Clermont Co.,
Have searched Stark Co., Marshall Co., and Peoria Co.,
for a record of the death of Margaret Colthar Jackson (the
Margaret died between
Only other Colthars in Stark Co. were John and Sarah
Colthar and their daughters Mary and Phoebe. John was born about 1819 in
We believe Margaret was related in someway to John --
possibly they were brother and sister -- but we cannot prove this. (
Margaret is listed as Margaret Colthar on her marriage
certificate. She is listed as Margaret Coulter on her daughter
I. George and Margaret had the following children:
2. Harriet5, born 19 DEC 1859;
4. Nelson5, born 1862;
5. John C.5, born Mary 1864;
6. Elizabeth5, born 1865;
8. George Washington5, born NOV 1868
9. Thomas T.5, born 1870;
10. Charley5, born 1878; and
11. Margaret J.5, born
Step-daughter of George Jackson
After her marriage, Margaret and her family lived in
Lydia/Lily marries first, Samuel B. Danley,
Brother James' obituary in 1936 indicates that James is
survived by sister Lydia Crandell of Castleton,
However, when Lydia Crandell petitions to amend the Jackson Land Case in 1898, seeking to include herself and claiming some financial interest in the case, the complainants (her brothers and sisters) deny she has any interest of any sort in the proceedings.
A "Proof of Heirship and Certificate of Evidence in the
Matter of the Estate of Lydia Crandell, deceased" was filed
Alma R. Smith, deputy circuit clerk for Stark Co.,
wrote in 1995 that she had found that a conservatorship had been opened
for Lydia Crandell on
In addition to listing many heirs, the "Proof of Heirship" states:
A death certificate was obtained for Lydia Crandell
from Peoria Co., IL. From it, we learn that
Names of descendants of Lydia Jackson Danley Crandell
contained in Proof of Heirship and Certificate of Evidence filed in Stark
County Probate court,
A. Irvin J., born about 1874; died prior to the filing of "Proof of Heirship in the Matter of the Estate of Lydia Crandell", in 1949. Document says that
Irvin died without descendants.
Walter Karr, born
Sadie Bell, born 17 NOV
1912 at Bay City, Matagorda County, TX; married 27 AUG 1932 at Lake Charles, LA Robert Watt Cornelius. Robert was
a. Shirley Jeanett, born 3 OCT 1933 at Houston, TX; married 8 MAY 1954 at Houston, Warren Douglas Young.
Jack Wyatt, born
Don Wayne, born
Sadie Bell married second Carl Lanford and third
Irvin Joel, born 6 APR
Irvin Joel Jr., born
Charles F., born
Karen (twin), born
Sharon (twin), born
Walter K. Jr., born
a. Walter K., III.
b. Daughter One;
c. Daughter Two.
Walter married second Georgie Henderson Stephenson. Walter and Georgie were the parents of:
Stephanie Nell, born
4. Mercedes Genell “Sweet”, born 13 AUG 1923 at Bay City, TX; married Curtis Lincoln Quinton; and died 12 OCT 1943 at Houston. “Sweet” and Curtis were the parents of:
Paul Marquis, born
c. Timothy, born 31 DEC 1950;
Darla Gay, born
Mathilda Sarah, born
about 1878 at
Matilda Sarah and Fred were the parents of:
1. Paul, above;
2. Mary Ellen McDaniels
3. Frederic S. Schiebel
4. Louis L. Schiebel
5. Catherine Schiebel Lasiter
6. Rose Schiebel Martin
7. Amy Schiebel Cook
8. Danley K. Schiebel
9. Jean J. Schiebel
10. Gioja Schiebel Prock
11. Dorothy Schiebel Brooks.
D. Daughter, born
A. John Wesley Jr. is mentioned as having died prior to his mother in the "Proof of Heirship in the Matter of the Estate of Lydia Crandell" in 1949.
John Wesley Jr. had married and had two children:
1. Harold W.; and
2. Bernadetta, who married a Mr. Tomes.
William is listed as
living in 1949 in the "Proof of Heirship" papers. He may have married and had children, but this was not mentioned in
document because he was one of the three living sons of
C. Moses also was living in 1949 and was one of the three living sons mentioned above.
Leoria is mentioned in
the 1949 "Proof of Heirship" papers.
She died prior to her mother -- in fact, many years prior. Her only child, Walter J. Malamphy of Castleton,
1. Walter J. Malamphy.
born 19 DEC 1859 at
Harriet was 11 in the 1870 census for
Mrs. Harriet Mayborn died at her home in the Hollenberg community Wednesday 12 DEC (1945) at the age of 85 years, 11 months, and 23 days.
Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. John Wilms, and at the Christian Church in
Mrs. Harriet Mayborn, daughter of George and Margaret
Jackson, born in Stark Co.,
Mrs. Mayborn became affiliated with the Christian
Surviving her is a son, James Mayborn,
Also surviving are two sisters and one brother, Mrs.
Lydia Crandall of Castleton,
J. Mayborn, b. May 1850, age 50, married 21 yrs., b. N.Y.; Harriet,
b. Dec. 1860, age 40, b. Illinois; Henry (James H.?), b. Feb. 1880, age
settlement, estate of Harriet Mayborn, deceased.
James H. Mayborn, son,
Cora B.Wilms, daughter,
Hazel D. Boettcher,
Each child was born in a different state. The Mayborn's
owned 160 acres of land in
Obituary: Princeville (IL) Telephone,
James Jackson Laid to Rest Thursday
Was 75 Years of Age; Had Been an Invalid
Since Last November
Funeral services for James Jackson, who passed away
Tuesday, July 14,
at the Seven Oaks sanitarium in Princeville following an extended period
of invalidism resulting from a stroke of paralysis suffered
James Jackson, son of George and Margaret Coalter
Jackson, was born in
His wife died on
He is survived by his widow; three sons, Floyd of
Pekin, Ill., Fred of Princeville,
About 32 years ago, Mr. Jackson came to Princeville, where he engaged in the grain and coal business until his retirement several years ago. He was a member of the Masonic order and generously supported the church and other benevolent movements in the community.
James was buried in the
Children of James and Emma (Schiebel) were:
B. Maude R.; married Mr. Rogers; couple had one son:
Kenny, who married
C. Mamie B., born 29 DEC 1890; died 8 APR 1905;
D. James F.
Fred M., born
Donald F., born
a. Cynthia who married Dale Endress.
F. Floyd J.
James married Lynna Marie France on
James France Jackson,
born 11 JUL 1913 at Princeville, Peoria County,
IL; married Anna Mae Dargel; born 15 JUL 1914 at Peoria and died 25
AUG 1982 at Anchorage, AK; James died 14 NOV 1992 at Banning,
Riverside County, CA.
Daughter Sandra Lou Jackson obtained copy of her father's death certificate in April, 1995. From it, she learned that he
James had died at the Cherry Valley Health Care convalescent hospital, in Banning. Cause of death: cardiopulmonary arrest, due to metastatic lung carcinoma (six months). Also chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). James was cremated with remains buried at San Gorgonio Memorial Park, Banning.
James and Anna Mae (Dargel) had one daughter:
Sandra Lou, born 19 JUN
1936 at Peoria, IL; married 31 DEC 1954 at Chicago Lloyd Neal Swain, born 15 FEB 1929 at West Frankfort, IL and died 22 DEC 1990 at West Frankfort. Sandra
Sandra Lou and Lloyd were the parents of:
Lloyd, born 13 DEC 1957 at
b. Susan Elizabeth, born 30 DEC 1962 at Carbondale, IL; married 17 NOV 1984 Richard Carle Strubbe at San Jose, CA, born 26 APR 1950 at Evanston, IL. Susan and Richard were the parents of:
Wayne Ryan, born
Sandra Lou and Johnny Leroy Ham of Popular Bluff, MO., were the parents of:
(1.) John James Swain, born
B. Harriet, born DEC 1919 and married Mr. Gregory. The couple had the following children:
3. Karen, who married Jack Young.
born about 1862 and died about 1864.
Grave marker at
John C. Jackson
John C. was
born in MAR 1864 and married Alice Mae, born NOV 1873, both in
John C. also listed 1920 census for Dunlap Village, Radnor Township, Peoria County, IL with wife Mae (same as Alice, I believe), 47; and daughter Ruby, 18, and son Merle, 11.
John C. says father b.
So John C. and Alice Mae are the parents of:
a. Ruby, born about 1902;
b. Merle, born about 1909.
Husband Alexander Smith is listed in the 1903 Jackson
Land Claims settlement. I could not find the correct Alexander or
Elizabeth Smith in
was born in NOV 1868, married Blanch. He was two in the 1870 census for
George W. Jackson, 32, (b. NOV 1868 in
Wife's parents Thomas Staples, 63, head; and Sarah
Staples, wife, 51, are living next door. We know that the Staples are
George's in-laws because the 1920 Princeville,
George's brother James' 1936 obituary indicates that
James is survived by a brother G.W. of
As we have seen, George Washington and Blanch were the parents of:
Thomas T. Jackson
born in 1870 in
born in NOV 1873 in
in 1900 census, Radnor twp., Peoria Co., IL. (b. NOV 1873)
Henry, 36, is listed as head of household in 1910
census, Peoria Co., IL; wife, Ida, 33. Henry, 46, is listed as head of
household in 1920 census, "outside Dunlap", Radnor twp., Peoria Co., IL
undated clipping in the scrapbook of my grandfather, James Leroy Shullaw,
son of Frank and Sarah Bell (Jackson) Shullaw, we learn that Frank and his
wife had traveled to Stark to attend the funeral of Mrs. Shullaw's
brother's infant child. The
baby died at Dunlap of "congestion of the brain." Henry Jackson, father of the
child, had lost his wife just a few months earlier at their home in
Sarah Bell (
Since Ida Jackson was very much alive as late as the
1920 census, it would appear as though she was the second wife of Henry
Jackson, the first Mrs. Jackson having died in
One of the two mystery children's grave markers at the
Henry and first wife were the parents of:
A. Jessie, and
B. Unknown infant.
Henry and second wife Ida were the parents of:
c. Harry, born 1911; and
d. Harold, born 1914.
born in 1878, married Annie. He is listed as age 2 in the 1880 census for
Margaret J. Jackson
Margaret is listed in 1900 census for Valley twp., Stark Co., IL. She is listed as 22 years old, b. FEB 1888 (sic), living with her mother Margaret, 67, now a widow. Also listed is Roy Jackson, five months (5/12ths), b. DEC 1899, grandson of the older Margaret.
I believe that Margaret's age was listed inaccurately in 1900. First of all, she would only be 12 years old, should she have been born in 1888, as stated. She is not 22 years old either, but rather just 19. The 1920 census confirms this -- listing Margaret (now the wife of her second husband John S. Olson) as 39 years old.
Brother George W. Jackson also had a son named Roy
Jackson, age one, born in 1899. Sister Sarah Belle
Margaret is listed in the Jackson Land Case of 1898-1903 as Margaret Barler. There is a news clipping from the Wyoming Post-Herald, saved by Roy Shullaw, referring to a relation named Barler:
-- While picking cherries, Monday, Mrs. Fred Barler, of Duncan, a sister of
Frank Shullaw, met with a serious accident. The ladder on which she
was standing broke and Mrs. Barler fell several feet to the ground,
breaking her right ankle and fracturing one or two ribs in the left side.
Medical aid was called and Mrs. Barler was made as comfortable as
(Frank Shullaw had three sisters, none of whom married Fred Barler. This is a sister-in-law of Frank's, a sister of wife Sarah Belle Jackson Shullaw.)
Margaret is listed in her brother James' 1936 obituary
as Mrs. Margaret Olson of
Margaret's certificate of death lists her birthdate as
On her death certificate, Margaret's mother is listed as Margaret Ann Coulter, birthplace unknown by informant son-in-law John S. Olson.
Informant Cindy Eberle of
So, for the record, Margaret J. may have had a son before marriage:
Margaret and first husband Fred Barler (married about 1901 and divorced) were the parents of:
Hermie. World War I Draft
Registration date: Hermie Vance Barler, born 9 DEC 1899; Employed by
The 1920 Federal Census lists Hermie V. Barler, 20, single, born
Illinois Private, U.S. Army Camp McAllen,
The 1930 Federal Census for Limestone Township, Peoria County, IL,
lists Herman Barler (census taker apparently didn't like "Hermie"),
age 30; employed as "window
trimmer", born about 1900 (9 DEC 1899), Illinois; stepson of John Olson, 46, steel mill
worker, Limestone township, Peoria, IL; son of Margaret Olson, 52, born Illinois, father b. England,
Social Security Death Index: Hermie Barler, b. 9 DEC 1899; d. Dec 1954;
Social Security registration through Railroad Board.
It would seem that Harry M. was the son of John L. Barler, not
Fred. The 930 census for
Miles is the son of Fred.
Harriet, born about 1905 in
born about 1909 in
Margaret J. and husband John Swanie Olson had no
children, but they are listed in the 1920 Soundex living at
John S. Olson was also executor of sister-in-law Lydia Crandell's will in 1944.
Sarah Belle Jackson
Wife of Benjamin Franklin Shullaw
Belle Jackson5 (George II4, James B.3, George I2, Jeffris1) was the daughter of George and Margaret (Colthar) Jackson. It is she from whom this writer descends.
Belle’s obituary: Death’s Harvest
Sarah Belle Shullaw, daughter of George Jackson, was
The little flock of children is left to a father’s
tender care. Mrs. Shullaw was
a lady highly esteemed by all who knew her; kind, gentle, unassuming,
honest and upright, she merited a full measure of love and respect. She was a faithful wife, a devoted
mother and faithfully bore her share of the ordinary cares and trials of
life. She was wrapt up in her
children, and her most earnest desire was to guide them aright and protect
them from evil influences.
Those who were old enough, neatly attired, were regular attendants
at the Congregational Sunday School.
The mother was always anxious to have them surrounded by Christian
influences, and by her own acts constantly kept before them a high moral
standard. A short time before
Mrs. Shullaw’s death she was baptized by Rev. Sutherland of
On Sunday, November 6th, at, the funeral
services were conducted from the congregational Church in
Mrs. Shullaw’s five brothers, assisted by Mr. H. Teets,
acted as pall bearers. J.M.
Dunlap and wife, H. Martin and Neva Scott, with Miss Florence Walters at
the organ, furnished the music.
The beautiful flowers that covered the casket, and the large number
who turned out to pay their last tribute of respect, evidenced the esteem
in which the deceased was held by her neighbors and friends. As the sun was drifting toward the
western horizon when life seemed so tempting and bright, our neighbor was
laid away in her final resting place in the
Frank and Belle Shullaw were the parents of:
George F., born
James Leroy, born
Melvin Nelson, born
Zara Ollo, born
Blanch M., born
Raymond V., born
G. Bernice, birth year unknown.
We must follow the descendants of this family through the pages of the Shullaw story.